We are an all-volunteer non-equity community theater, are seeking to cast 8 males for the first show of our 2017 season, MURDER ON THE NILE by Agatha Christie.
Callbacks will also be Friday, October 28 at 8 pm. Audition forms may be printed from our website (please follow the link). Please use the Non-Musical form.
The show will run for three weekends starting January 27, 2017, with the potential of some mid-week benefit performances.
As the story involves English people of a certain class (with French servants and a German doctor), in Egypt (with native characters), we will need to hear accents. Assistance will be provided with foreign-language pronunciation and dialect coaching during rehearsals. The audition will consist of reading from prepared sides. Sides will be provided soon.
Simon Mostyn has recently married Kay Ridgeway, a rich woman, having thrown over his former lover, Jacqueline. The couple are on their honeymoon on a paddle steamer on the Nile, accompanied by a bevy of memorable characters. Among those present are Canon Pennefather, Kay's guardian, and Jacqueline, who has been dogging their footsteps all through the honeymoon. Murder and mayhem ensue. By the time the boat reaches its destination, Canon Pennefather has laid bare an audacious conspiracy and has made sure the criminals shall not go free.
Set in the late 1930s.
WILLIAM SMITH: Male, 20s-40s, upper-class masquerading as a Bolshevik, charming; RP*
DOCTOR BESSNER: Male, 50s-60s, a doctor from a country which Kay's father ruined; Germanic
SIMON MOSTYN: Male, 20s-30s, Kay's husband; RP
CANON AMBROSE PENNEFATHER: Kay's "uncle," a 50s-60s parson educated at Oxford or Cambridge. Debonair, worldly; archaic RP
McNAUGHT: Male, 40s-60s, the Lotus's captain; Highland Scots
STEWARD: Native Egyptian but speaks English well; Arabic (must be able to pronounce Arabic passably)
BEADSELLERS: Native Egyptians who pester the Europeans trying to sell them souvenirs; Arabic (must be able to pronounce Arabic passably)
RP - Received Pronunciation (upper-class English).
Thank you from the Volunteers of Oyster Mill Playhouse, and break a leg!
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